Classic French Mussels

20160731-Photo Jul 31, 5 27 56 PMMussels are one of my favorite kinds of seafood, (I am a Marylander so crabs are and will always be #1) and after having some amazing mussels steamed in a white wine cream sauce this part spring at Hootch & Banter (recap here) I decided why not try and make my own! These puppies are so rich and decadent and served with a side of toasted & sliced baguette which is the perfect vehicle to soak up some of that garlicky, creamy, white wine goodness!

Check out the recipe below.

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French Style Mussels
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 3 pounds mussels, scrubbed
  2. 4 Tbsp Butter (+ extra for buttering baguette slices)
  3. 3 green onions, finely sliced
  4. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 8-10 sprigs of thyme
  6. 1 cup dry white wine
  7. 2 cups heavy cream
  8. 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  9. salt and pepper to taste (add generously)
  1. Wash Mussels under cold water. Toss the ones that remain open into the trash.
  2. In a large pot (or dutch oven) heat the butter over medium heat until melted
  3. Increase heat to high, add green onions, garlic and thyme. Sautee for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add mussels and cover
  5. Steam for 6-8 minutes or until mussels have opened
  6. Remove thyme sprigs
  7. Pour in the cream, white wine, parsley, salt & pepper
  8. Mix gently
  9. Slice the baguette and top with a little butter, arrange on a pan and bake at 375 at top of rack for 5 minutes or until bread is lightly browned
Lace And Grace

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  • Reply Lori Tauraso Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:43 am

    so great to see you featured in #blogsocieties this morning! Sadly developed allergic reaciton so mussels years ago (not pretty) will swich out for clams – Cheers – #foodloversunite

    • Reply LaceAndGrace Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Lori! It was a happy surprise to wake up to! Such a bummer about the mussels- but clams are delicious too!

  • Reply Wendy Taing Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I made this last night but added chili flakes for a spicy kick! OMG! This was SO delicious! Definitely impressed my date! Thank you for sharing! xo

    • Reply LaceAndGrace Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Hey Wendy, adding chili flakes sounds so amazing! I will have to try that next time. So glad you tried the recipe and liked it! You are making me want to make it again soon. Take care! – Tara

  • Reply Ken Smith Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Add some sun-dried tomatoes and double smoked bacon to really bring it alive

  • Reply Zinnetta Reeves Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What brand of White wine?

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